Year: 1990 Source: Proceedings of The Pavese Society Newsletter, v.2, (1990), p.149-151 SIEC No: 19901778

This article describes the life & suicide of poet, Anne Sexton (1928-1974). She had an unhappy childhood, with an alcoholic father & a withdrawn mother. She was under psychiatric care for much of her life; in fact, she began writing poetry partly on her psychiatrist’s advice for therapeutic purposes. She was married in 1948 & had two children. She attempted suicide numerous times – the first time in 1953. In 1974, she killed herself with car exhaust in the garage of her home. (VM).